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5-7 June will be held ICAR, the Italian Conference on AIDS and Antiviral Research

04 June 2019
Medicine

More than 1,000 international experts, researchers, doctors, nurses, and representatives of Patient Associations will meet on 5, 6 and 7 June at the University of Milan for ICAR, Italian Conference on AIDS and Antiviral Research, the most important Italian occasion of comparison and update on HIV, Hepatitis and viral infections. The conference, organized under the aegis of SIMIT, Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, and of all the major scientific societies of the infectious and virological area, is chaired by Prof. Antonella Castagna, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and Infectious Disease Unit at the IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Professors Antonella d'Arminio Monforte - ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo - San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan - Massimo Puoti - ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda - Giuliano Rizzardini (ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco - Luigi Sacco Hospital), representatives of the main Milan organizations involved in HIV research and treatment, a virus that in Italy records over 3500 cases every year, equal to 5.7 new cases per 100,000 residents.

Professor Antonella Castagna states:

"One of the main objectives of the conference is to raise awareness of the importance of prevention against HIV infection and sexually transmitted infections. Precisely for this reason, with the aim of reaching an increasingly wider audience during the three days of the congress, various initiatives were organized on the territory aimed in particular at young people, who can make a great contribution in promoting correct information and responsible attitude, both crucial elements in reducing the number of new infections ".

For more information on the congress and on the initiatives organized in those days visit: www.icar2019.it 

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